Olympus C-50 ZoomOlympus packs a 5.0-megapixel CCD into an ultra-compact body, with a host of advanced features too.
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||5.0-megapixel resolution for 2,560 x 1,920 images.|
||3x zoom lens|
||Ultra-compact, all metal body.|
||Full manual exposure control.|
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Olympus continues to be a dominant player in the digicam marketplace. Their digital camera lineup is one of the broadest in the industry, with numerous models ranging from pure entry-level, point-and-shoot digicams to advanced digital SLRs (Single-Lens Relexes). With the release of the C-50 Zoom, Olympus pairs a 5.0-megapixel CCD, true 3x optical zoom lens, and (optional) manual exposure control with an ultra-compact body. Traditionally, compact digicams offer only limited feature sets, but the C-50 Zoom is really a fully-capable model with a wealth of both advanced and novice-oriented features. Besides the extensive manual exposure controls, it also offers a full range of Scene modes to make it easier for novices to handle tricky shooting conditions. Finally, a unique"My Camera" menu lets the user custom-configure a broad range of settings to meet specific needs. With a street price at introduction under $600, the C-50 Zoom is a versatile, affordable, very compact, digicam.
- 5.0-megapixel CCD with TruePic technology, delivering image resolutions as high as 2,560 x 1,920 pixels.
- 1.5-inch, color LCD display.
- Real-image optical viewfinder.
- Olympus 3x Zoom, 7.8-23.4mm aspherical glass lens (equivalent to a 38-114mm lens on a 35mm camera).
- 4x Digital Zoom.
- Shutter speeds from 1/1,000 to eight seconds for still images; 1/8,000 to 1/30 seconds for movies.
- Auto, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual exposure modes, plus six Scene modes.
- Spot or Digital ESP metering systems.
- Auto Bracketing and Sequence capture modes.
- Adjustable White Balance with five settings.
- Variable ISO setting.
- Contrast and Sharpness image adjustments.
- Built-in flash with six operating modes.
- QuickTime Movie mode (without sound).
- Panorama and "2 in 1" capture modes.
- "My" mode for saving customized settings.
- JPEG and uncompressed TIFF file formats.
- Images saved on xD-Picture Card (16MB card included).
- USB cable for fast connection to a computer.
- Video cable for connection to a television set.
- Software CD with Olympus' Camedia Master 4.0 utility software (includes QuickTime and USB drivers).
- DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) compatibility and print settings.
- Power from one lithium-ion battery pack or optional AC adapter (battery and charger included).
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